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Ripple Training launch a $49 training course on mastering particles in Motion 5 15% off all products with our coupon

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Ripple Training have added to their library of tutorials by launching a $49 2 hour course on mastering particles in Motion 5. They have also published a special 15% discount coupon for anything from their site.

Ripple Training were one of the first companies to have tutorials published for FCPX and Motion and now they are specialising in different areas within the apps. This new tutorial concentrates on the particle capabilities within Motion. Presented by Mark Spencer, this 2 hour course is split up into seven individual lessons to cover the vast creative possibilities particles bring to Motion.

"Particle Systems are commonly used in motion graphics, visual effects and gaming environments to simulate smoke, fire, snow, explosions, dust and fog to name just a few. Particle systems are also used in abstract ways to create effects like glowing trails and magic pixie dust (think Tinker Bell). Motion has a built in particle system that's not only intuitive, but can be used to create just about anything you can imagine. Used in conjunction with Behaviors, particles can be made to obey (or break) all the laws of physics with just a few mouse clicks. Motion comes with many built in particle presets, but as you'll learn in this tutorial, Motion's interface makes it easy to develop custom particle effects."

Ripple Training have kindly issued a special coupon for our readers. By entering the code  fcpdotco  you will get 15% off any product from the site until the 25th December 2011.

They have also published three short extracts from the Mastering Particles in Motion5 course to give you an insight into the flexibility and creative possibilities of particles.

 

 


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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